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CONSERVATION ADVOCACY

Employing the sportsmen’s ethic of Aldo Leopold and Gifford Pinchot, we address the goals of good stewardship.

We achieve this through education programs, advocacy work for environmental protections, and by directly advising and guiding the state’s planning and management of state lands and resources.

Our advocacy work includes:

  • Advocated for legislative action: WWF promotes legislative actions that serve the needs of fish and wildlife and protects habitat that is necessary to retain biodiversity.  
  • Proposed, Led  and Supported the $100 million allocation in 2007 for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program. 
  • WWF has also supported the effort to secure a wilderness designation for the Wild Sky area and defeat Washington’s Initiative 933. 
  • Currently, WWF is working to incorporate climate change adaptation into the state wildlife action plan, supporting the reformation of the 1872 Mining Act, and fighting water impoundment in eastern Washington.
  • Testified at EPA's Seattle public hearing on their ability to regulate greenhouse gases under the authority of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases.
  • Testifed before the Washington State Legislature in oppostion to the planned merger of the Department's of Fish and Wildlife, Natural Resources and State Parks.  
  • Established one of the country’s most successful wildlife habitat protection programs in the country as a founding member of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.
  • Built a national award-winning Teaming Coalition of Washington State, helping to bring Federal resources to our state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Impacted the planning and conservation of our state’s wolves, mule deer, the Canadian Lynx.
  • Staunchly supported the program to provide public access to wild places, habitat protection and the acquisition of over 200,000 acres.
  • Operate the state’s most comprehensive outdoor education program for Women.
       

Last Updated (2008-07-07 09:52:35)

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